Q: Is linen laborious to manufacture? ¶
A: Yes, but the fiber is very absorbent and garments made of linen are valued for their exceptional coolness and freshness in hot weather.
Q: Is linen a very popular wrap of pool/billiard cues? ¶
A: Yes, and due to its absorption of sweat from hands.
Q: Is linen preferred to cotton for its strength? ¶
A: Yes, and durability and archival integrity.
Q: Is linen created by heavy bleaching? ¶
Q: Was linen produced in the city which gained it the name Linenopolis? ¶
Q: Is linen considerably more expensive to manufacture than cotton? ¶
Q: Was linen first produced? ¶
Q: Is linen also used extensively by artisan bakers? ¶
Q: Is linen relatively easy to take care of? ¶
A: Yes, since it resists dirt and stains, has no lint or pilling tendency, and can be dry-cleaned, machine-washed or steamed.
Q: Is linen a very durable? ¶
A: Yes, and strong fabric, and one of the few that are stronger wet than dry.
Q: Was linen used for mummification and for burial shrouds? ¶
Q: Is linen also mentioned in the Bible in Proverbs 31? ¶
A: Yes, and a passage describing a noble wife.
Q: Was linen worn because of the extreme heat? ¶
Q: Is linen of West Germanic origin and cognate to the Latin name for the flax plant, linum, and the earlier Greek λινόν? ¶
A: Yes, This word history has given rise to a number of other terms in English, most notably line, from the use of a linen thread to determine a straight line.
Q: Was linen sometimes used as a form of currency in ancient Egypt? ¶
Q: Is linen usually the only fabric support available in art shops? ¶
A: Yes, in the UK both are freely available with cotton being cheaper.
Q: Is linen usually an expensive textile produced in relatively small quantities? ¶
Q: Is linen a bast fiber? ¶
Q: Is linen also worn by angels in the Bible? ¶
Q: Is linen many times more expensive there? ¶
A: Yes, and restricting its use to professional painters.
Q: Was linen also used for books? ¶
A: Yes, Due to its strength, in the Middle Ages linen was used for shields, gambesons, and bowstrings; in classical antiquity it was used to make a type of body armour, referred to as a linothorax.